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Emily Maynard and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. GOT. IT. ON.

At least according to a new tabloid report citing intimate knowledge of their Fantasy Suite loving before she accepted Jef Holm's proposal.

The Us Weekly staff, of course, makes stuff up about The Bachelorette like it's their job, so we recommend taking this with a boulder of salt.

That said, here's what they claim went down ...

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Emily Maynard

Just days before Jef Holm got down on one knee and proposed on The Bachelorette season finale, Emily was hooking up with runner-up Arie.

Us says that contrary to Emily disavowing overnight dates because she's "a mother and a role model," the two did get intimate on the show.

Naturally, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., was upset to learn he wasn't the recipient of Maynard's final rose - especially after their fantasy suite magic.

"He stormed off," says the source, claiming his full reaction was edited out. "He screamed, 'You just slept with me!' It wasn't shown on TV."

The insider says that Maynard never intended to lead him on and was truly "in love with two people" and torn between Jef Holm and Arie.

By Holm's admission, their romance "started off slowly," while her chemistry with Arie was obvious early ... it couldn't have been an easy call.

Even if she did sleep with Arie, it's unfair to criticize Emily if she truly felt he could be husband material. A guy wouldn't be criticized in the same situation.

But again, remember ... tabloid. Salt. Boulder.

As for Emily and Jef: Will they last?

 

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Emily Maynard and Jef Holm continued their media blitz today, appearing on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM morning radio show and making a couple announcements.

First, Maynard will soon be Emily Holm.

"Even though I went on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, I'm pretty traditional, believe it or not, so yeah - sure [I'll change my name]," the beautiful single mother said.

Jef and Emily

Holm then reiterated his plans to relocate to North Carolina and could not have sounded more excited over the couple's future.

"Every chance I get to see her and hang out with her, I take advantage of that," he gushed to Seacrest. "She's seriously the sweetest girl ever."

Finally, what about the rumor that Emily and Jef will pull a Molly and Jason Mesnick and get married on TV?

"People keep asking us that, and we don't even know what we're going to eat for lunch tomorrow," Maynard said. "I never thought I was going to be the Bachelorette, so I've learned to never say never. But it's something we'll have to talk about as a family."

In other words: if the money is right...

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A few days after making their engagement known, following a beautiful proposal on The Bachelorette finale Monday night, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are defying the critics.

They are still together and appear as content as ever, with Holm saying he plans to soon move to North Carolina to be closer to Maynard and her daughter Ricki.

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard Photo

Now, Emily has blogged on People about her "amazing" fiance and how lucky she is to have found him.

"Getting to share our love story with you all this season and reliving the proposal yesterday reminds me of how blessed I am to have found my best friend and partner in crime, Jef Holm," Maynard writes. "I've always believed in great love and hoped I'd find it one day. However, I had no idea a love like this even existed!"

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Emily Maynard is more than just the new fiancee of Jef Holm, following her selection of this entrepreneur on The Bachelorette season finale.

She's also a record breaker!

Sources confirm to that the rock Holm placed on this single mother's finger Monday night is worth $150,000, "100 percent the biggest any woman has received on either The Bachelor or Bachelorette."

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard

How did Holm afford such a diamond? He didn't, of course. Jeweler Neil Lane provided it to ABC free of charge.

The 3.5 carat ring is handmade and features 87 smaller diamonds around an emerald-cut 2.5 carat-sized main jewel. Take a look at it after the jump and react: Worth the price?

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So far, so very good for Emily Maynard and Jef Holm.

The single mother chose the entrepreneur on last night's Bachelorette finale and, naturally, many viewers have already started counting down to their split.

But Emily and Jef appeared together on Good Morning America today and didn't look or sound like a couple on the verge of a split.

Holm, in fact, said he'll soon be moving to Charlotte to spend more time with his fiancee and her daughter, Ricki, although he'll be getting a "separate place" in the city.

"We're going to combine our lives and I'm going to hang out with Ricki all the time and become a car pool dad," Jef said. "We're just going to live our lives together and get accustomed with each other, plan a wedding, and when we get married, move in together."

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Well... he didn't refer to seven-year old Ricki as "baggage." Jef Holm has that going for him.

But the newly minted Bachelorette champion and fiance of Emily Maynard does have one going against him: history.

Couples that get together on this reality show franchise rarely make it to the altar, despite the platitudes of love they deliver back and forth on all finales and subsequent After the Rose ceremonies.

But could Jef and Emily be the exception? The former turned out to be one of the most popular contestants in show history - and Maynard does have a daughter. She isn't exactly messing around here with an eye only on fame and publicity.

Chime in now and predict the future of the brand new couple: Will Jef Holm and Emily Maynard make it?

 

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We're down to the final two on The Bachelorette. The last two men standing: hot speed racer Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and skateboarding cutie Jef Holm. Which one of these men has stolen bachelorette Emily Maynard's heart?

Find out NOW in our THG LIVE Recap!

If you don't want to wait, you can always check out The Bachelorette Spoilers, but we think you'll want to stick around for this.

Emily and her Men

Chris Harrison reminds us that this is a super special finale with a super special After the Rose special! Yay for three hours of Emily Maynard! Minus 8

Curacao. It must suck to be there, right? And to be in love with two guys while there? That's tough. Oooh look, Ricki sighting! Plus 5.

Jef's meeting the family, including the future sister-in-law, but not Ricki. And he brought flowers for her mom. What a sweetheart. Plus 10.

Mom's a little leery because Brad really stole HER heart. She's going to grill Jef about Ricky and how he feels about being a dad. Jef's ready to be a dad and wants to marry Emily. I'm totally Team Jef right now. Plus 20.

Oooh, now big brother's going to grill Jef. Except they end up talking about Rick, her late fiance' and father of her child. Which is a little odd. But big brother's impressed, so score one for Jef with one F. Plus 8.

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Tonight the men spill the secrets of this season of The Bachelorette and single mom, Emily Maynard. They'll talk douchebaggery and heartbreak. There might even be man tears.

But will they spill the biggest secret of all? That is, will they spoil which man won Emily's heart?

Well, no. Probably not.

Oh well. The big teases.

Emily Maynard Bachelorette Pic

Chris Harrison, a.k.a. Mr. Hostman, (get it? Mr. Hostman? Mr. Postman? Bring me a dream...okay, I'll stop.) reminds us that the finale will be Sunday and Arie and Jef will be absent from tonight's tell-all. But we'll get plenty of Kalon and Ryan. Joy.

Before we meet the men, Chris and Emily dish on the season. They start out rehashing Ryan's fantastic first date and following it up with every awful thing he said all season. I had such high hopes for him in the beginning. And then his ego got bigger than his heart. Minus 7.

And then we get a recap of Kalon and Emily's "West Virginia Hood Rat" send-off. He was absolutely horrifying. Minus 4 for not getting rid of him sooner.

Oh, Doug. Poor Doug. And that awful, awful excuse for a kiss. What, is he 12? Minus 2.

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As the Emily Maynard rumor mill turns …

According to a tabloid report, The Bachelorette star herself was shot down on the finale by one of her two remaining hopefuls, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Jef Holm.

If that's true, which we doubt, it would make her choice a lot easier!

The Bachelorette Emily Picture

In Touch "reveals" (i.e. fabricates) today that the man who proposes to Emily Maynard on the season finale Sunday, July 22, was not her first choice.

“He won by default,” an insider spills. Supposedly.

The man who captured Emily’s heart rejected her at the penultimate hour, according to the insider, in an emotional scene filmed for The Bachelorette season finale.

Emily was enjoying a date with one of her final two candidates - read The Bachelorette spoilers to see who wins - when he got a sudden case of cold feet.

“He said, ‘I don’t think we know each other nearly enough to even be entertaining this; I don’t think we should get engaged,’” says the insider.

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The Bachelorette: Mom Edition is clearly very different than past seasons.

Not only is Emily Maynard willing to forgo the Fantasy Suite in an effort to set the best example for her daughter, it's little Ricki who shapes her view in the decision-making process, as we saw last night when a teary Emily picked her final two.

On The Bachelorette season finale, it only gets harder. Here's ABC's promo:

Will it be Jef Holm or Arie Luyendyk, Jr.? The Bachelorette spoilers shed some light on that if you're interested. Either way, we'll know for sure soon enough.

Can a person be in love with two people at the same time? Or three? That seems to be the case for Emily, and guarantees the finale will be gut-wrenching.

Who do you think she should choose? Sound off in the comments below, and vote in our twofold survey in the aftermath of last night's Sean Lowe elimination:

Was Emily right to let Sean go?

 

Who should she pick July 22?

 

Jef Holm Biography

Jef Holm Picture Jef Holm, with one F, is a contestant on The Bachelorette. The 27-year-old has made it to the final three in the quest for Emily... More »
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